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Understanding the Numbers Game Jobs And The Global Economy: Unemployment in Latin America

The Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis will host Laurence Ball, economist and professor at John Hopkins University, in a free lecture on unemployment in Latin America, on May 11, at 4:00 p.m., in room 1009, 6 East 16th Street. The event will discuss how job creation contributes to economic recovery in an international context.

Ball’s research addresses both theoretical and applied topics in macroeconomics: “Keynesian” macro models, inflation and monetary policy, and the effects of shocks such as changes in oil prices. His research focuses on the economic costs of inflation, both in the United States and in high-inflation countries such as Brazil.

This lecture is part of the Schwartz Center’s 2010 Spring Seminar Series, The Future of Jobs: Facts, Fantasies, and Policy Options, jointly sponsored by the Department of Economics at The New School for Social Research. The series hosts highly respected experts in the field of economics from government, academia, international organizations, and foundations to discuss their analysis of the recession and policy proposals for job creation.

For podcasts of previous lectures on topics including job growth in the high tech sector, domestic unemployment rates, the quality of new jobs and post-globalization employment, visit the SCEPA website. For more information, call 212.229.5901 x4911 or email:

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